The University of Houston-Victoria soccer program landed
nine players on the 2013 Association of Independent Institutions All-Conference
soccer teams released Friday.
The UHV men’s team land five players on the conference
squad, while the women’s squad had four representatives.
Junior midfielder Hector Gonzalez (Brownsville) was named
to the first team, while senior defender Israel Nava, along with senior
defender Israel Nava (Mission), freshman defender Taylor Gordon (Scotland) and
freshman forward Daniel Lozano (Houston) were named to the second team.
Freshman goalkeeper Henrik Hundesruegge (Germany) was selected as honorable
Gonzalez, the Jaguars’ all-time assists leader, finished
the season with four goals, including two game-winning goals. He finished with
22 shots including 14 on goal in 16 games.
Nava and Gordon were the mainstays of the Jaguar defense
throughout the season as the Jaguars recorded five shutouts and allowed more
than two goals just four times in 16 matches.
Lozano lead the Jaguars with six goals, three assists and
15 points in 13 games. He took 26 shots including 15 on goal and had two
game-winning goals in his first season with the Jags.
Hundesruegge became the Jaguars all-time saves leader in
just one season recording 62 saves in 16 games while compiling a 9-5-2 record.
He also had four shutouts.
The women’s team was paced by sophomore forward Sheilat
Akapo (Houston) and sophomore defender Darby Price (Arizona), who were named to
the second team. Junior forward Megan Huerta (Van Vleck) and freshman
midfielder Caroline Carvajal (Sugar Land) were named honorable mention.
Akapo rewrote a big part of the UHV record book this
season with single-season marks for goals (13), points (29), game-winning goals
(3) and shots on goal (24). She also became the first UHV women’s player to
record a hat-trick and finished the year with two.
Price earned her second straight second-team honor on the
conference level. She finished with one assists and took four shots, including
one on goal.
Huerta fished second on the team in goals with four and
in points with 11 as she added three assists, while Carvajal chipped in two
goals, two assists and six points. The duo combined for 35 shots, including 19
Ashford’s Lucas Almeida was named the A.I.I. men’s player
of the year, while Georgia Gwinnett’s Jocelyn Baker was named the A.I.I.
women’s player of the year.